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Profile & Clinic & Testimonial

Akiko Yoshikawa

Akiko Yoshikawa

Graduated from Tokyo Theraputic College.
Licencsed Aupuncurist, Mosibustionist, Shiatsu therapist

I have known Akiko for over a year now. We immediately became very good friends and I feel very lucky to have met her. She, of course, is a highly dedicated individual and focuses much of her life in helping and caring for other people. I have noticed that she has a very strong nurturing compassionate way with people that are close to her and to her patients. I know that she has a very important position within the work she does. What I often see is her excellence at dealing with people and her way of doing it. Though she is very gentle and loving she also has a drive and an ability to make fast and decisive decisions which some can find strong, however to those that do it is often a needed push for them to look at something about themselves or to understand something. This is what makes her such an extraordinary person, there is a kind of duality of softness and love accompanied by decisive strength. A person like her is born to be in the position of harnessing her powers of kindness towards healing where sometimes one needs to be stern and decisive to be the most caring to ones patients. This too applies to her friends who search her out for advice and help in many areas of their lifves.

Akiko is one of the most important people in my life because she accepts me as I am. She knows I am changing and making new steps many of which she herself has travelled, but always she accepts with an open heart. Her judgment of people is often
exceptional and clear and she holds back her opinion till others have expressed theirs and listen carefully and fully to each one rather than trying to enforce her expression. In this way people respect what she has to say because it comes from a unique objectivity. Of course her deep training has changed her but perhaps to be less concerned what others think of her and more concerned with being as effective as she can be in her work and in her life. I look up to her as a kind gentle friend who has trodden a long difficult journey and now has found something special and wise within herself not from the outside. This therefore makes her deep. Her care does not come from an emptiness but from a compassion that is in her heart. I cherish my friendship with her, and although she won't admit it she is very good at numerous more things than people know: piano, cooking, gardening, organizing events and parties, the list is endless and in Japan she is able to bridge the gap of language for numerous people each day in translation to perfect English from Japanese and visa versa. This bridging
further makes her the centre of our lifves here in Japan and she will, to the end of her days be a woman that is truly loved by the people around her.

Appearance

鍼灸院外観写真

This is what you are looking for.

待合室写真

Waiting room.

施術スペース写真

Quiet booth.

There are two treatment tables.
You can bring your friend, family, partner to become healthier together.

Testimonial

Patient A. age 26

I have been a patient of Akiko for over 1 year. I have received at lease one treatment every 2 weeks to one month from her for general health and also problems of overwork, tiredness and insomnia which are a common factor in living as a English teacher here in Japan.

The first time I had a treatment with her I was very very tired. I had had a quick landing in Narita airport, I hadn't slept very well and I was just getting into my new life in Japan. I felt very depressed then, like the whole world was changing and I had no energy to get my life in order. I went to the clinic and was greeted by Akiko. She welcomed me and almost instinctively it seemed knew how tired I was and how long my journey had been just by looking at me. I didn't understand how she could know me so well. Later she explained that she was diagnosing my condition from everything about me from the moment I walked in! I lay down on the couch and she asked me very gently about my health and how she could help. She then pressed my abdomen and felt the pulses on my wrists. This was another method of diagnosis she explained.

After that she told me she would put some needles in my abdomen. I was use to acupuncture but I knew she was really very good as she put in about 7 or 8 needles none of which were painful, I didn't feel anything!, but relaxed and warm. I fell asleep for about 5 minuits. She came in next and did moxibustion using cones of moxa on the points she had needled. This felt really good and warm and I began to feel revived although very tired still. She was very confident and efficient but at the same time relaxed and grounded and calm and she had that effect on me. She then did some other points which she said were to help my overall health. Then she asked me to turn over and she did massage on my back. It was truly the best massage I had ever had. It was the exact point between pain and pleasure which I realised was just helping my body to adjust itself without significant force but just gently pushing it.

My muscles in my neck and shoulders relaxed and the outsides of my legs were really tight and she went down these areas with a lot of care, instinctively knowing which places would be painful and treating them, but with due respect. I felt that ; very respected by her during her treatment, not at all judged for doing something stupid with my energy or eating the wrong food on the plane or just not taking time out to sleep well enough, she just accepted me point blank and that felt so good. After the massage she put needles down my back and left me for a while. Two of the needles had some moxa on them which warmed and penetrated my lower back and felt so good. After that she finished with cone moxa on my shoulders.

I got up feeling like a different person. I felt relaxed but alive and with energy and things did not seem so impossible. That night I slept better than I had done for ages and since then I have seen her for treatment many times when my schedule allows so I can keep going and build my strength. I notice too that each time I felt that I was changed somehow, that I knew now what it meant to feel "health", if one can do such a thing. Being in that state after treatment was like going back to the place I would like to be all the time in my body state but which is so hard to keep with the pace of life today. Also I found I was making more changes in my life and now I do Qi-gong and taichi, I try to watch what I eat and as she explained it would be good for me to eat more vegetables and less meat with my particular constitution although for others this could be opposite. This acceptance of many different ways of eating too was good and showed me that she was really open to ideas rather than just one. I have had many treatments of acupuncture from numerous practitioners all over the world some who are supposedly the best in Europe and theUK, however Akiko's love and kindness and natural ability to be a excellent confident and modest practitioner and person means that she out classes these people onehundred fold in her ability to treat and the feeling that she can create with her healing hands in me. I continue to see her and she influences me more and more to help myself rather than rely on forms of medicine that mean you are continually at the hands of a suppliers rather than focusing on your own body and trying to help yourself, as she says; find your own "true health". I am so happy to have met Akiko and I hope to be a patient of hers for many more years to come.

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